Frocks away

June 14, 2012

Just in case you’re wondering, MY &%$#@ WEDDING DRESS ISN’T READY YET!

I shall leave a little space while we all panic a bit.

Yes, you’re right, we need more space than that.


Ok. Deep breaths now.

It turns out the shop, in its infinite lack of wisdom, had decided that my lovely wedding dress should be just about ready for its first fitting on 26th June. Then, after a leisurely session with the measuring tape and pins, it would all be finished some time around the beginning of July, given a fair wind and the right configuration of the constellations.

When I was calm enough to speak, I pointed out that I was ACTUALLY getting married on the 23rd June. That was why that particular date was mentioned several times in blood in the paperwork. It was also why I had been ringing on a regular basis to enquire after the welfare and, more recently, whereabouts, of the dress.

Luckily, we were speaking on the phone, or there might have been some hitting at this point.

Eventually, after increasingly terse conversations with ever more senior members of staff, it was agreed that the dress would be ready for its first fitting this coming Monday, thus giving it a fighting chance of walking down the aisle with me on Saturday, if it plays its cards right. If it fails to materialise on Monday, I’m afraid I’ve got six days to find another frock.

Sigh. It was all going so well up until this point.

I’m dying to name and shame the shop….. let’s see what happens on Monday.

Kate Middleton on her wedding day. I bet her dress shop didn't mess her around


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  • Addy June 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I think I would have gone round and hit them. You poor love. I’m crossing everything in hopes that the gown will be there looking lovely and fitting you perfectly on Monday. I wouldn’t risk sending it away again for any alterations…..just lose a few lbs (if it’s tight) or use a few safety pins/velcro (if it’s loose), otherwise your blood pressure will soar. Fingers and everything else tightly crossed now!

  • English Mum June 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Eek! Deep breaths… Everything will be perfect, I just know it. X

  • Potty Mummy June 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    You HAVE given the name of your twitter account, as a little incentive to keep this top of mind, I assume? Good luck with it all in any case and as English Mum says, I’m sure it will be perfect. (fingers crossed)

  • Metropolitan Mum June 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Oh nooooo. I’d kill them. Seriously.

  • Naomi Richards June 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Wishing you lots of love and happiness for Saturday and I am sure the dress will be ready for you and you will look gorgeous.